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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980

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Guests are invited to choose the eight records they would take to a desert island



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Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Feb 16, 2017 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster and writer Clive James. Favourite track: Baby Love by Diana Ross and The Supremes Book: Book about how to build a plane out of palm fronds and coconut fibre by Willy Messerschmitt Luxury: Space invaders
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 27, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is tenor Placido Domingo. Favourite track: Otello by Giuseppe Verdi Book: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Luxury: Video player and cassettes of his own performances
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 20, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is comedian Arthur Askey. Favourite track: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: Guinness Book of Records Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 13, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Neville Marriner. Favourite track: There Is No Rose by King's College Chapel Choir Book: Life On Earth by David Attenborough Luxury: Violin
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 6, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is tenor Jose Carreras. Favourite track: Your Tiny Hand is Frozen (Che gelida manina) (from La Boheme) by Giacomo Puccini Book: Poems by Rabindranath Tagore Luxury: Velazquez, Les Hilanderas
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Nov 22, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Tom Conti. Favourite track: Dies Irae by Giuseppe Verdi Book: Summerhill by A S Neill Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Nov 8, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is musical director of the English National Opera Mark Elder. Favourite track: I Used To Be Colour Blind by Fred Astaire Book: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Luxury: Sherry
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Nov 1, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Derek Tangye. Favourite track: Symphony No. 2 in E Minor by Sergei Rachmaninov Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust Luxury: Astronomical telescope
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 25, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Catherine Gaskin. Favourite track: String Quartet in C Sharp Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: The Story of Civilization by William Durant Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 18, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and playwright Brian Glover. Favourite track: Like A Rolling Stone by Bob Dylan Book: Card Games by John Scarne Luxury: MGTD 2952 car
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 11, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is the General Administrator of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Sir John Tooley Favourite track: The Marriage Of Figaro (Act 2 Finale) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse Luxury: Sugared apricots
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 4, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is naturalist and writer Ronald Lockley. Favourite track: Prelude A L'Apres Midi D'Un Faune by Claude Debussy Book: The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White Luxury: Telescope
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Sep 27, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is novelist and TV writer Andrea Newman. Favourite track: Im Abendrot by Richard Strauss Book: The Weather in the Streets by Rosamund Lehmann Luxury: Champagne
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Sep 20, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaways are producers Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Favourite track: Der Rosenkavalier by Richard Strauss Book: Essays by Michel de Montaigne and Herzog by Saul Bellow Luxury: Brandy and a blank log book
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Sep 6, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, The Earl Of Snowdon. Favourite track: Swan Lake (Finale) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method by Sir Banister Fletcher Luxury: Painting Materials
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 30, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Renata Scotto. Favourite track: Sola, Perduta, Abbandonata by Giacomo Puccini Book: Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Luxury: Silver shadow Rolls Royce
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 23, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is sailor and writer Tristan Jones. Favourite track: 1812 Overture by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Book: Modern wooden yacht construction Luxury: 12 foot by 8 foot Union Jack
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 16, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Stephen Sondheim. Favourite track: Porgy and Bess by Lawrence Winters and Others Book: Collected works by E B White Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 9, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer William Trevor. Favourite track: Clarinet Quintet In B Minor by Johannes Brahms Book: Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler Luxury: Grapevines
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 2, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Gregory Peck. Favourite track: Symphony No. 7 In A Major by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Abraham Lincoln by Carl Sandburg Luxury: Cases of Chateau Lafite-Rothschild
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jul 26, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is broadcaster David Scott Blackhall. Favourite track: Our Love Is Here To Stay by George Gershwin Book: The Oxford Book of English Verse Luxury: Perkins Brailler and paper
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jul 12, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is composer Tom Lehrer. Favourite track: Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes by Richard Strauss Book: The Oxford English Dictionary Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jul 5, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer V S Naipaul. Favourite track: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Teach yourself mathematics Luxury: The Enlightened Buddha
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jun 28, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is dog trainer Barbara Woodhouse. Favourite track: Skye Boat Song by Adrian Brett Book: Talking To Animals by Barbara Woodhouse Luxury: Mother's ormolu clock
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jun 21, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is soldier and writer General Sir John Hackett. Favourite track: String Quartet No. 13 in B Flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: 1001 Gems of English Poetry Luxury: Six dozen bottles of Chateau La Tour 1962
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 24, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz pianist Earl Hines. Favourite track: Trust In Me by Dinah Washington & Quincy Jones and his Orchestra Book: The World of Duke Ellington by Stanley Dance Luxury: Physical culture equipment
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 17, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is Master of the Rolls The Rt Hon Lord Alfred Denning. Favourite track: Fantasia On Greensleeves by Ralph Vaughan Williams Book: The Golden Treasury by Francis Palgrave Luxury: Indian tea
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 10, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Natalie Wood. Favourite track: American Pie by Don MacLean Book: Poetry by e e cummings Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 3, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is director Lindsay Anderson. Favourite track: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 In B Flat Major by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: Les Thibault by Roger Martin Du Gard Luxury: Mixed flower seeds and a watering can
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Apr 19, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Erich Segal. Favourite track: A Fifth Of Beethoven by Walter Murphy Band Book: The Odyssey by Homer Luxury: Stop watch
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Apr 12, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Leonard Rossiter. Favourite track: Max At The Met by Max Miller Book: Three early novels by P G Wodehouse Luxury: Moselle wine
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Apr 5, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is Salvation Army Commissioner Catherine Bramwell-Booth. Favourite track: Hallelujah Chorus by George Frideric Handel Book: The Salvation Army Songbook Luxury: Strong, wooden armchair
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Mar 15, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Geoffrey Household. Favourite track: Symphony No. 5 In C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Elizabethan lyrics from songbooks and dramatists Luxury: Claret
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Mar 8, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Kiri Te Kanawa. Favourite track: Flute Concerto No. 1 in G by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Luxury: Cooking knives
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Feb 23, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Fay Weldon. Book: Kennedy's Latin Primer Luxury: Shiny white paper and felt pens
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Feb 16, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Timothy West. Favourite track: Bagatelle In B Flat by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Le Morte D'Arthur by Thomas Mallory Luxury: Typewriter
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Feb 9, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Claudio Abbado. Favourite track: Kommt Ihr Tochter by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri Luxury: Writing materials
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Feb 2, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is producer Otto Preminger. Favourite track: Laura by Frank Sinatra Book: Autobiography by Otto Preminger Luxury: Beautiful watch
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jan 26, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is photographer and designer Sir Cecil Beaton. Favourite track: Symphony No. 1 in C by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Scrapbook Luxury: Cashmere Shawl
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jan 19, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is jazz trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. Favourite track: Parker's Mood by Charlie Parker All Stars Book: Baha'i Prayer Book Luxury: Trumpet
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jan 12, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is chairman of British Rail Sir Peter Parker. Favourite track: Oboe Quartet in F Major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: The collected works by William Blake Luxury: Gold rail pass
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jan 5, 1980 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is conductor Reginald Goodall. Favourite track: Prelude and Fugue No.1 in C by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: Paradise Lost by John Milton Luxury: An English garden
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 22, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is cartoonist Sir Osbert Lancaster. Favourite track: Ein' Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Luxury: Live sturgeon
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 15, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Norman Mailer. Favourite track: Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges Luxury: Stick of the best marijuana
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 8, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom. Favourite track: The Age Of Gold by Dmitri Shostakovich Book: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir Luxury: Bed
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Dec 1, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is poet Charles Causley. Favourite track: The Play Of Daniel Overture by Ensemble Hortus Musicus Book: Life of Johnson by James Boswell Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Nov 24, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is playwright Peter Shaffer. Favourite track: Piano Concerto No. 9 In E Flat by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Luxury: Claude Monet, Dawn on the Seine
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Nov 17, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor and writer Michael Palin. Favourite track: Nimrod by Edward Elgar Book: Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray Luxury: Bed
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Nov 10, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actress and musician Marti Caine. Favourite track: Coming Home by Marshall Hain Book: Glory Road by Robert Heinlein Luxury: Bath with solar-heated water and bubble bath
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Nov 3, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actress Sian Phillips. Favourite track: Summer by Alexander Glazunov Book: Scouting For Boys by Robert Baden-Powell Luxury: Solar-powered refrigerator full of champagne
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 27, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is children's writer Roald Dahl. Favourite track: Agnus Dei by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: The New Oxford Book of English Verse by Helen Gardner Luxury: Still, grapevine cuttings and tobacco seeds
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 20, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Rex Harrison. Favourite track: A Lull At Dawn by Barney Bigard and his Orchestra Book: A History of Western Philosophy by Bertrand Russell Luxury: Painting equipment for oils and watercolours
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 13, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is soprano Josephine Barstow. Favourite track: Symphony No 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy and Jude the Obscure by Thomas Hardy Luxury: Michelangelo's David
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Oct 6, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is explorer Wilfred Thesiger. Favourite track: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré Book: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Luxury: Supply of acid drops
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Sep 11, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is portrait painter June Mendoza. Favourite track: Spring Symphony by Benjamin Britten Book: The Penguin Chronology of the Modern World by Neville Williams Luxury: Canvases, brushes and paint
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Sep 4, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Peter Barkworth. Favourite track: Symphony No. 1 in A Flat by Edward Elgar Book: His diaries to date Luxury: Beautifully bound blank book and ballpoint pens
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 25, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer and broadcaster Barry Norman. Favourite track: Symphony No. 5 In C Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven Book: The World of Jeeves by P G Wodehouse Luxury: Typewriter, paper and a desk with cricket balls in the drawers
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 18, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is opera singer Boris Christoff. Favourite track: Prendi I'Anel Ti Dono (from La Sonnambula) by Vincenzo Bellini Book: The Poetry by Yuarroros
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 11, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is historian Countess Elizabeth Longford. Favourite track: Air (from Water Music Suite) by Handel/Harty Book: Utopia by Thomas Moore Luxury: Tapestry making kit
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Aug 4, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Besides choosing the eight records he would take to the mythical island, Sir Ralph Richardson talks to Roy Plomley about his early life in an insurance office, about some of the many films and plays in which he has acted, and about the National Theatre where he was appearing at the time. Favourite track: Clarinet Concerto in A by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Novels by Henry James Luxury: Pipes and tobacco
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jul 28, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is pianist Dame Moura Lympany. Favourite track: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor by Felix Mendelssohn Book: Book about growing flowers and vegetables on a desert island Luxury: Wine from own vineyard
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jul 21, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaways are scriptwriters Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Favourite track: You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin Book: Teach yourself the guitar and Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne Luxury: Cards and a guitar
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jul 14, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is historian C Northcote Parkinson. Favourite track: The Old Hundredth by Coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II Book: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon Luxury: Radio receiver
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jul 7, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is choreographer Glen Tetley. Favourite track: Laudamus Te by Claudio Monteverdi Book: Earthly Paradise by Colette Luxury: South American hammock
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jun 30, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is baritone Tito Gobbi. Favourite track: La Montanara by Tito Gobbi Book: Flowers of the World by Leslie Greenwood Luxury: Bar of gold
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jun 23, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is the writer Ed McBain. Favourite track: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor by Sergei Rachmaninov Book: Streets of Gold by Ed McBain Luxury: Whisky
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jun 16, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is former Brain Of Britain and radio personality Irene Thomas. Favourite track: Soave Sia Il Vento by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: Score of the opera Fidelio by Beethoven Luxury: Teddy bear stuffed with tea bags
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jun 9, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Ian Carmichael. Favourite track: Adagio (from Spartacus) by Aram Khachaturian Book: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy Luxury: Paper and pencils
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Jun 2, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is patron of music Sir Robert Mayer. Favourite track: An Die Musik by Franz Schubert Book: His visitors' book Luxury: Grapes (seedless)
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 26, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is clarinettist Jack Brymer. Favourite track: String Quintet No. 3 in G Minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Book: The collected works by Charles Dickens Luxury: Piano
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 19, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Alec McCowen. Favourite track: Gypsy (Overture) by Broadway Orchestra Book: The Egoist by George Meredith Luxury: Painting materials
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 12, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is artist Peter Blake. Favourite track: Molly Bloom's Soliloquy (from Ulysses) by James Joyce Book: Ulysses by James Joyce Luxury: Cement and tools to build a folly
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
May 5, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is journalist James Cameron. Favourite track: Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas Book: Tristram Shandy by Laurence Sterne Luxury: Malt whisky
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Apr 28, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is actor Edward Fox. Favourite track: Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring by Johann Sebastian Bach Book: Selection of novels by Evelyn Waugh Luxury: Limes toilet water by Floris
Desert Island Discs: Archive 1976-1980
Apr 21, 1979 BBC Radio 4
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Roy Plomley's castaway is writer Patricia Highsmith. Favourite track: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor by Sergei Rachmaninov Book: Moby Dick by Herman Melville Luxury: Writing materials